Our veterans service supports veterans who are concerned about their mental health. The service provides a first point of contact for people aged 18 and over and is available to anyone who has completed one day’s service or more with the British Armed Forces. We also see anyone in the Merchant Navy working in support of military operations.
For veterans accessing the services, they must:
People meeting the criteria can self-refer or request referral via a health care professional or service charity. Our contact details are:
We offer assessments, consultation advice, signposting and referral to the most appropriate service to meet your needs.
While we do not provide a care coordination role, we can remain with veterans until their care and treatment plan is established. We will work with assessors and care coordinators to ensure you receive appropriate care and support.
Our team comprises senior mental health practitioners, assistant practitioners and support from our administration team, Monday to Friday.
Support for veterans who have been in hospital: Defence Medical Welfare Service: Leanne Horne, Welfare Officer, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust